Learning Style and Strategy
As a kinesthetic learner, learning is based on physical activities instead of sitting and listening to lectures. Hands on method of learning are more efficient for a kinesthetic learner; they prefer to use their body and sense of touch in tackling a problem instead of reading through the instructions (Vark, 2014). Kinesthetic learners are also known as doers. They rather start doing an activity instead of thinking about initiating an action. They are usually very sensitive to their physical environment; they pay good attention to their physical environment and communicate with their body. Kinesthetic learners use hand gestures and body language as a form of communication. A kinesthetic learner absorbs information through applying what the information learned to real life examples. A kinesthetic learner tries an activity without contemplating on the consequences of failure. If the activity fails, a kinesthetic would try again until they get it right (Vark, 2014).
Learning strategy is an individual’s method of learning and using information; their approach to acquiring information (Wikipedia, 2014). Different people may have a specific learning strategy that work out well for them, while others have a combination of different strategies working out equally well for them. Students who do not use or know the appropriate learning strategy often do not do as well those students who are conversant with their learning strategies. There are different learning strategies which includes; active learning, blended learning, just-in time learning, learner’s framework, formal and informal learning. The preferred learning strategy of a kinesthetic learner is the active learning strategy. Active learning involves being engaged in the instructional process by means of the following: exploring, analyzing, communicating, creating, reflecting, or actually using new information or experiences (Wikipedia, 2014). With these, the learning...
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